The good news is Europe is opening for American tourists this summer. However, with delays up to six hours arriving and transiting at the hubs of major European airlines and reduced connecting flights, it makes sense to consider chartering a private jet. It’s not cheap, but you are likely to save the better part of a day, maybe more, on each end of your trip.
With long delays for international arrivals and transfers at some European airports, discounted … [+] rates on private jets are becoming a prime option for travelers who want to head across the pond this summer. (Photo by Sam Tarling/Getty Images)
While private jet travelers have to go through the same customs and immigration process as everyone else, they usually do it at private terminals, called FBOs. Private jet operators know where there are kinks in the system and will help you avoid those airports for ones that are better organized for long-haul arrivals. If you book with British Airways, you have to go throw London’s Heathrow Airport. If you are flying Air France, you change planes in Paris. If there are problems there, it’s your problem.
Of course, the downside of these long-haul private jet charter flights had always been the cost…